Immigrant Clubs and Associations
Freiburg has an active community life that also includes numerous immigrant associations. These give you the chance to actively participate and contribute to the community.
Information and contact:
Office for Migration and Integration – Department 2 Integration
A.C.L.I: Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori Internazionali
Christian Movement of Italian Workers
Services: Meetings, seminars, conferences, festivals and recreational activities with families, women,
Academic Platform Freiburg (Akademische Plattform Freiburg e. V.)
Services: Priorities and goals: education, culture, primary school (Regenbogen private primary school) tutoring (Harmonie Bildungsforum).
Arabic-German Cultural Association (Arabisch-Deutscher Kulturverein)
Services: cultural events, music, theatre, speaking events and public art.
Association of Senegalese Citizens in Freiburg i.Br. (Association des Ressortissants Sénégalais de Freiburg i.Br. e. V. (ARSF e. V.))
Services: Monthly meetings, culture series Takkussan: film and musical evenings, festivals, football tournaments, participation in multicultural events with ethnic food and drinks.
Association of Gambians Freiburg e. V.
Services: Guidance and assistance for members in need and other interested people in Germany and Gambia. Strengthening the sense of community of Gambians in Germany. Providing support to better understand German society including its rules and standards (integration assistance).
Freiburg Brazil Initiative (Brasilieninitiative Freiburg)
Services: Information events; publication of the semi-annual magazine "BrasilienNachrichten" (Brazil Newsm (www.brasiliennachrichten.de), German-Brazilian library; on request provision of information on Brazil.
Italian Cultural Center (Centro Culturale Italiano)
Services: Intercultural exchange, readings, concerts, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions.
German-Afghan Initiative (Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative e. V.)
Services: In Germany: lectures, fundraisers at German partner schools. In Afghanistan: building and renovating schools, embroidery projects, nomad projects, support for women’s centres.
German-Italian Dante Alighieri Association (Deutsch-Italienische Dante Alighieri-Gesellschaft)
Services: Promotion of understanding among nations, encounters, cultural exchange, education; lectures, concerts, readings, exhibitions, meetings / discussion groups both for Italian - and also for German speakers, Italian language courses.
German-Croatian Association (Deutsch-Kroatische Gesellschaft e. V.)
Services: Humanitarian aid for charitable purposes, maintenance of Croatian culture and cultural
exchange; concerts, festivals, film festivals.
German-Turkish Parents' Association for Freiburg and Surroundings -DTEV (Deutsch-Türkischer Elternverein Freiburg und Umgebung e. V. )
Services: Projects to improve education and training opportunities for young people of Turkish descent; counselling events for parents and students; projects promoting participation in an inclusive society. DtEV is committed to the preservation of cultural identity and fosters teaching of the native language in schools. Events: among others, "23. Nisan – Internationales Kinderfest", readings for children in the Turkish language.
"Dona Flor" – German-Brazilian Cultural Association (Dona Flor – deutsch brasilianischer Kulturverein e. V.)
Services: Typical Brazilian festivals such as "carnaval" and "Festa de Sao Joao" (Saint John’s Festival), information sessions on socio-cultural issues and the annual "Cine Brasil" in
cooperation with local theatres. The association works closely with the Brazilian Consulate in Munich. Music: "Som dom Brasil" (Brazilian songs - classical, popular and folk songs); support
of development projects in Brazil.
Freiburg DITIB Mevlana Mosque (Freiburg DITIB Mevlana Moschee e. V.)
Services: The association’s aim is to give Muslims a place to practise their faith and to contribute to integration; various activities in the social sector (education, sports and cultural services).
Freiburg Cultural Association for Turkish Students - Kulturk (Freiburger Kulturverein Türkischer Studierender - Kulturk e. V.)
Services: The members of this association study at local universities and offer Turkish students support when entering university life. (Active members are Germans, Turks, Macedonians,
Greeks, Azerbaijanis, Tatars ...) The Association emphasizes political and religious neutrality. Other activities: folk dance classes, workshops on Turkish (folk) art, readings, cooking classes, evening get- togethers.
Ghana Union Freiburg
Services: Promotion and presentation of the Ghanaian culture and German-African relations; collaboration with the Ghanaian Embassy in Berlin. Membership is open to anyone. Organization of workshops, lectures, seminars and projects on social, cultural and political issues (marriage / family, illegitimate children, children's rights, education, citizenship, naturalization, right of asylum, German electoral law, finance and insurance, integration programmes and return to Ghana.); summer and Christmas parties.
IDAV Intercultural German-African Association (Interkultureller deutschafrikanischer Verein IDAV e. V.)
Services: Events; discussions; evening get-togethers with the goal of promoting intercultural understanding between Germans and Africans.
IGBO Community Union
Services: Promoting a better understanding between IGBO groups and Germans (integration), promotion of culture and tradition, also with social activities; dance/drumming group; language courses for children; visits when a family member has died, donations to SOS Children's Villages/orphanages in Nigeria.
FAIRburg Intercultural Association (Interkultureller Verein FAIRburg e. V)
Services: Promoting a harmonious and interactive coexistence of all people in Freiburg, regardless of race, religion, language or culture in Freiburg. The association works with various internal committees concerned with various thematic priorities (Family Commission, Arts and Culture Commission, Ecology and Energy Commission, Youth and Seniors Commission, Education Commission, Training and Labour Commission, etc.). These commissions host multi-cultural events such as theatre productions, readings and many others.
Freiburg International Christian Community (Internationale Christengemeinde Freiburg)
Services: A community originally founded by Africans which today is open for people from many cultures and nations.
Freiburg Islamic Center (Islamisches Zentrum Freiburg e. V.)
Services_Islamisches Zentrum Freiburg e. V. (IZFR) is a Muslim community, whose members come from various regions of the Islamic world and from Germany itself. It provides social space for meeting people, for leisure activities, cultural services and for practising one’s religion. It is also the place where all kinds of social and personal conflicts are resolved. This makes the Centre a cultural, religious, family and counselling centre all in one.
Freiburg Cultural Center for Education and Integration (Kulturzentrum für Bildung und Integration e.V. Freiburg)
Services: First and foremost, the association works for the religious needs of Muslims living in and around Freiburg and supports them in everyday religious matters; it also organizes facilities in which to perform the daily ritual prayers, Friday and festive prayers, lectures and the hajj; religious education for Muslim children and juveniles. Social Services, including educational, vocational and academic support, services that will lead young people to social responsibility and social commitment.
MigraZentrum e. V.
Services: Promoting the integration of people with immigrant background, regardless of their ethnic, religious and national affiliation and gender identity. The association focuses on "genital mutilation" and is a counselling centre for women. It is committed to promoting the protection and integration of women who come up against limits in dealing with their situation in a culture that is foreign to them and in conflict with their own culture. Events: information evenings, film screenings, book stalls for those interested, contact point for women concerned and educational sessions; fairy tale evenings for intercultural understanding and tolerance.
Patronato Acli e. V.
Services: Easily accessible counselling services; social counselling (pension, German Social Code Vol. II, family assistance). The free consultation is independent of age and denomination and is also offered in Italian; information events.
PUNTO e. V.
Services: Promoting education, helping persons in need, offering volunteer services for Italian citizens seeking help from the association. Activities: assistance and support with the language during appointments with government agencies, at hospitals and other institutions. Assistance in understanding German and Italian documents; psychosocial counselling and treatment of the mentally ill by a licensed bilingual psychotherapist; educational courses; projects promoting educational, vocational and social integration; seminars, lectures.
Freiburg Office for Roma (Roma Büro Freiburg)
Services: The Roma office is a self-help organization of war refugees from former Yugoslavia, most of whom are ethnic Roma. We not only want to preserve our own culture, but also develop culture in a new Europe through interaction with the rich regional cultures. Activities: counselling, seminars, workshops, recreational activities, classes and cultural events.
Sri Lankan-German Association (Sri-Lankisch-Deutscher Verein e. V.)
Services: Support for the concerns of all Sri Lankans living here; help for Sri Lankans in need living in Sri Lanka; Sri Lankan New Year; Christmas; 3. Inviting Buddhist monks and spending the day in accordance with Buddhist teachings; monthly meeting – having lunch together.
"Türk.HOG" Turkish Cultural Association (Türk.HOG Verein für türkische Kultur e. V.)
Services: Promotion of intercultural life and togetherness; promotion of Turkish culture with Turkish folk dances and music; weekly open meetings, appearances at the intercultural events, political and cultural events that promote intercultural understanding.
"WIRKE" Association – workshop for intercultural resources, art and development (WIRKE e. V.-Werkstatt für Interkulturelle Ressourcen, Kunst und Entwicklung)
Services: Promoting education, parenting, art and culture to foster international understanding; involvement in youth services; cultural projects (concerts, festivals, cultural exchange programmes and intercultural theatre, etc.); media education programmes (especially in the area of digital media - for children, youths and adults); integrative projects.